Dockless, shared, electric kick-scooters started popping up on U.S. city streets without warning in 2017. Reaction to the shared scooters came swiftly and strongly. On the one hand, the scooters have proven popular with riders, attracting investment capital and expanding service to additional cities. But others have been less enthusiastic, with a central complaint being how shared scooters are parked.
This perspective explores the extent to which parked shared scooters pose a problem to others on streets, sidewalks, and public spaces, using empirical evidence documenting where scooters have been parked in downtown San Jose, California.
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Transportation | Urban Studies
Kevin Fang, Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Jeremy Steele, John Joseph Hunter, and Ashley M. Hooper. "Where Do Riders Park Dockless, Shared Electric Scooters? Findings from San Jose, California" Mineta Transportation Institute Publications (2018).